Il filare is run by the Manuel 'Jack Black' Busi ably assisted, on our visit, by his mother and his girlfriend. From the moment we arrived we were well looked after despite us being the only guests and thus probably more a nuisance than anything else.
Our room was nicely decorated while the lilac bathroom carried off in style a colour which can be hard to get right.
Manuel's mother who came down from Mantova (a good couple of hours away) to cook us dinner gave us a choice of dishes and while we ummed and ahhed said "why don't I make some of all of them"- They were all great, and the local wine was a treat. After a delightful meal and a couple of shots of Manuel's homemade liquers we sat talking to our host late into the evening, exchanging stories as well as learning much about local history, the 'terroir' (or Italian equivalent) and regional cuisine. All of which proved very useful on the rest of our trip, and on my attempts at pasta making once home. We came away happier for the experience of meeting such nice, hard working folkMore